We are pleased to welcome Andrea Lubin as NJTIP Managing Director! Andrea comes to NJTIP with more than 20 years of experience with the Voorhees Transportation Center as Senior Researcher, with most of her work focused on exploring mobility needs of persons with disability and older adults for clients including The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration, the NJ Department of Human Services, NJ TRANSIT, the Mineta National Transit Research Consortium, and the NJ Department of Health. She has collaborated with NJTIP since the organization’s time as a non-profit, when she first partnered with NJTIP instructors to develop a mobility training curriculum for professionals supporting persons with disability. During NJTIP’s 10-year tenure at Rutgers, Andrea has led program evaluation efforts, helping to document how travel instruction expands opportunities and enhances the lives of trainees.
Andrea notes, “I am excited to take on this new role as NJTIP Managing Director, as my career has focused on supporting mobility for persons with disabilities and older adults, dovetailing well with NJTIP’s mission and activities. Transportation is the essential link connecting all of us to life enhancing and sustaining services and NJTIP travel instruction facilitates those vital connections. I thank my predecessors Karen Alexander and Barbara Small for charting NJTIP’s course and I eagerly look forward to working with the NJTIP travel instruction team to guide the organization through its next chapter.”
Andrea is committed both professionally and personally to transportation disadvantaged populations and serves on several boards and committees engaged in supporting persons with disability and older adults with mobility and other issues. She recently concluded a nine-year term serving on the Committee on Accessible Transportation and Mobility (AME50) of the National Academies Transportation Research Board and continues to serve as Vice-Chair of The New Jersey Advocates for Aging Well non-profit and on The New Jersey Council on Access and Mobility (NJCAM). Andrea received her undergraduate degree from Tufts University and a Master of Science degree in public policy from the Eagleton Institute/Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University.